Aphelion Issue 279, Volume 26
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Beneath The Floorboards

by Aurelio Rico Lopez III

The saucer untouched
The milk gone sour,
It was oddly quiet
Considering the hour.
But beneath the floorboards,
Red eyes aglow,
The nest rejoiced
At the fall of their foe.
They squeaked and cheered
While a little girl cried,
For this was the day
Her little kitty died.

© 2007 Aurelio Rico Lopez III

Aurelio Rico Lopez III is a self-diagnosed scribble junkie from Iloilo City, Philippines . His poetry has been featured in numerous print magazines and online zines such as Mythic Delirium, Dark Animus, Illumen, Black Petals, Goblin Fruit, Kaleidotrope, Sybil’s Garage, Aoife’s Kiss, Brew City Magazine, The Shantytown Anomaly, and The Horror Express. His horrorku chapbooks JOLTS and SHOCKS are available from Sam’s Dot Publishing.

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